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ISRI Spotlight on Ferrous Kicks Off Virtual Commodity Series

2020 Spotlight Series Begins This Thursday

(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the recycling industry™, announced that its annual commodity spotlight series will begin with the Spotlight on Ferrous on Thursday, May 14. The commodity spotlight series typically occurs as part of ISRI’s Annual Convention and Exposition. This year, the series goes virtual, bringing together economists and recycling industry experts to present the need-to-know recycling commodity market outlooks.

The series kicks off with the Spotlight on Ferrous, taking place Thursday, May 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Already challenging ferrous market conditions have been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic as the flow of material into scrapyards has been sharply reduced and as steel mills and other scrap consumers have cut their scrap in-take in response to weaker automotive, manufacturing, and consumer sector demand. Please join this ferrous spotlight virtual event for a discussion with industry experts about how recyclers are responding to the crisis and the outlook going forward for the domestic and global steel and scrap markets.

Additional Spotlights are tentatively scheduled as follows:

  • May 20: Spotlight on Copper
  • May 27: Spotlight on Aluminum
  • June 3: Spotlight on Paper
  • June 11: Spotlight on Plastics

The virtual spotlight series is free for ISRI members. The rate for nonmembers is $195. Working members of the media wishing to attend should contact Rachel Bookman.

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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents 1,300 companies in 20 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $110 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 500,000 Americans with good jobs.

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